Ethakka Masala Fry

Ethakka masala fry

Ingredients (Serves 2 – 3)

1. Ethakka / raw banana / nenthrakaya – 1 medium-small, cut into thin rounds

2. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Kashmiri chilly powder – 1 – 1.5 tsp

Coriander powder – 1/2 – 3/4 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Hing / asafoetida – 1 pinch

Salt – To taste

Oil – 1 tsp

Water – 1/2 tsp (if required)

3. Coconut oil – 1.5 – 2 tbsp or as required


1. Combine the raw banana / ethakka pieces with all the other ingredients numbered 2. Set aside for 5 minutes.

2. Heat coconut oil in a pan (preferably non-stick). Add the ethakka pieces and cook covered for 2 – 3 minutes over low heat. Open the lid and fry over low-medium flame for about 8 – 10 minutes on both sides turn golden and done. Serve with rice and other side-dishes. We had it with kerala rice, pulisseri, pappadam, thenga chammathi, beans thoran and chembu aviyal.


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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